Re: [CR] Italian serial number TC 8548

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Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 20:19:40 -0400
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Subject: Re: [CR] Italian serial number TC 8548


Welcome Kent!

I'm the CR resident Torpado nut, and have thousands of images of perhaps hundreds of different Torpados. Please send me the photos, including a clear and close shot of the serial numbers, and I'll do my best. Important features to aid in identification are lug angles, seat cluster, bottom bracket sockets (to the down and seat tubes), under the b.b. shell, seat and chain stay bridges and their reinforcements, dropout to stay attachments, fork crown, and maybe a front shot of the head tube to compare badge hole locations, if there are any.

Ciao, Mark Agree Southfield, Michigan, USA ~ ~ ~

Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 16:48:06 -0700 From: kent munro <gkmunro@eastlink.ca> Subject: [CR] Italian serial number TC 8548 To: "mailto:Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>

Greetings;

I'm a new member living in Sunny Okanagan BC & bought a used Italian road bike in the early 80's from a racer in Winnipeg MB. He told me it was around twenty years old back then, someone once said it looked like a Torpado, but the frame has been chromed and nothing except the serial number TC 8548 located below the seat post remains to identify this classic. It has a Gnutti Headset & Giro d Italia handlebars, the other components are a mix of everything. It's the beautiful Lug work that stands out truly a work of art !! It resembles a 1948 frame I've seen online !! I've taken some photos and will email to anyone who might be able to help figure this out.

thanks to all;

Kent Munro
Oliver BC Canada